How to make a YouTube video?

How to make a YouTube video?

Since YouTube is known to be the 2nd largest search engine in the world with more than a billion users, it is obvious that the video portal is perfect as an additional source of traffic. Perhaps you have already noticed that in Google for certain search terms, YouTube videos are now ranking directly and not just “normal” websites? In the following article, we get to know about How to make a YouTube video? So don’t skip the article from anywhere and read it carefully because it’s going to be very useful for you guys.

In this article, I will concentrate on on-screen capture videos, as these can be created easily and with manageable effort and you can provide your viewers with real added value on different tracks (seeing, hearing, reading) (and it is certainly not for everyone in front of a camera to stand and speak).

Step 1 to make a YouTube video:

Either you show something, for example how you operate software or you create a Powerpoint presentation with a few slides about your (niche) topic. The best way to do this is to answer the questions that your target group has, give good advice and try to make the presentation gripping, exciting and entertaining. If possible, integrate your logo into the presentation and use colors that match your page to guarantee recognition value.

For example, I created the following PowerPoint presentation for a webinar video to generate ideas for digital information products :

Step 2 to make a YouTube video:

Open Camtasia Studio and click Record Screen (1) if you have created your presentation in Open Office or Record to PowerPoint (2) if you are using Microsoft PowerPoint.

You will then get the following window, where you can select the recording area on your screen and set which microphone you want to use. If you want, you can also activate the webcam. Then everything that your webcam sees will also be recorded in a small window. 

Then start your recording with the red rec button. Before doing this, make sure that your microphone is working and that your webcam is showing you and not staring at the ceiling when you want to use it. Your recording will start after a countdown of three seconds. It is best to run the presentation in full-screen mode. Run the presentation as slowly or as quickly as possible so that everything is easy to read. It’s best to just read along and continue clicking the slides. Then click F10 to stop your recording and save the video.

Step 3 to make a YouTube video:

After the recording is finished, you can cut the video and usually shorten the beginning so that it starts directly with the video and ensures a smooth end. If you have made mistakes in between, you can cut them out. To learn more about how to cut your video with Camtasia Studio, check out this tutorial.

Make sure to hide the mouse pointer and choose a video size that on the one hand is not as large in terms of file size and on the other hand fits your blog very well in terms of pixel size. It is an advantage if you save the video in HD because your video will gain in quality on YouTube. When you have finished editing your video, you can either save it directly on your hard drive as an mp4 file.

or upload it directly to YouTube and publish it there.

If your video is longer than 15 minutes, you will likely get the following message:

By default, you can only upload videos with a maximum length of 15 minutes. If your videos are longer, you must first confirm your YouTube account. The upload directly via Camtasia only works if you are logged into your YouTube account. Then you get the following dialog:

Now make sure that the URL to your website appears in the description text (2) from YouTube, that you choose a meaningful title (1) with your keywords and that you enter keywords under tags (3) that correspond to your topic and for which you also enter Want to rank YouTube. In order for your video to be found later in search queries, you have to select “Public” under data protection (4). Click on Finish to start the upload and your video will be available online after a short upload period.

Step 4 to make a YouTube video:

Perhaps you forgot to speak your introduction because you were “overly eager” or you simply want to increase the chances of getting more “likes” for your video with a nice story at the beginning of the video. So you add another tone. It is best to give an introduction, introduce yourself briefly, and repeat the text of the slides. Pay attention to the correct emphasis, quality, and volume.

There are two easy ways to get here.

1. Directly from Camtasia Studio

To do this, simply click on the menu on Tools / Spoken Comment … (1) and start your recording (2).

In the timeline below, you can then position the comment in its own track (here track 2) at the point where you want your message to be. If it is an intro, then probably at the beginning before the actual presentation starts.

2. With the recording tool Audacity

Start the tool, select your recording device (1) and click on the red recording button (2) to start the recording (don’t forget to speak ;-)). Click on Stop (3) when you have said everything to stop the recording. You can see how to cut the sound correctly with Audacity, for example, in this YouTube video (which, by the way, ranks first for the keyword “audacity cut” with an average search volume of 1,000-10,000 per month).

Step 5:

With a spoken voice, your video now gets a little life, but some background music refines the whole thing even more. At the end of this post, I have put together some sources for you where there is free and royalty-free music that you can use for your video. If you add pieces of music as background music, make sure to reduce the volume of the music significantly so that you can still understand very well. It is best to test this on different systems and/or with headphones and other speakers.

Step 6:

You have already done it. Your Youtube video is ready. And now happy sharing!

If you have any questions about this or further ideas and tips, use the comment function.


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